11 February

Writing emails. Does it take you too long?

Writing emails. Does it take you too long?

  Although I can vividly remember watching in awe as someone showed me how to send a fax, I can’t actually recall the first email I sent or received. But I certainly have trouble imagining a world without emails today. And when it comes to communicating with colleagues or customers in English, nearly everyone tells […]

8 October

Getting tough – without getting nasty

Getting tough – without getting nasty

    – Every month, colleagues at your company’s other locations send you their headcount figures, so that you can compile a report for the whole of Europe. One particular colleague never sends her figures on the agreed date, you always have to send her a reminder. – A colleague discovered some information which you’re […]

10 September

Aargh! What have I done?

Aargh! What have I done?

There’s nothing like pressing the send button to immediately reveal a mistake in your email. One that you’re sure wasn’t there a minute ago. Suddenly you notice that you’ve sent 20 colleagues a tasty-sounding pasta recipe (or worse 🙂 ) instead of the monthly sales figures. Or autocorrect has changed the name of an important […]